Why billions of people won't eat pork (or why we don't know)

Publicerades den 26 okt 2020
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"The Sacred Cow and the Abominable Pig, "1987 book by Marvin Harris about meat taboos: www.google.com/books/edition/The_Sacred_Cow_and_the_Abominable_Pig/_iUdAQAAIAAJ?hl=en
2015 paper about how chicken may have supplanted pork in ancient Middle Eastern diets (not free): link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10814-015-9083-2
2015 paper showing that pig-eating persisted among ancient Israelites, particularly those in the Northern Kingdom: www.researchgate.net/publication/275026551_Iron_Age_Pigs_New_Evidence_on_Their_Origin_and_Role_in_Forming_Identity_Boundaries

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  • But I LOVE bacon 🥓😍

  • Good job my brother!!!

  • oink

  • I don’t eat pork as a 7 sda

  • And yeah don't say meddle east cuz Islam is not explosive to us Me as a middle eastern

  • We Muslims don't eat pork cuz religion its not about what they eat or not it's just as the Qur'an says they were made to cleanse the earth

  • More pork chops for me! Yay!

  • Aaaa the one u read in Qur'an don't talk about pork it's talk about food in general and there's if search deeply cuz we (Muslims) do everything Qur'an says witch is Gods speech

  • My physics teacher taught me the basic reason for not eating pigs and certain other animals was due to keeping the water table clean. Apparently raising pigs can be a dirty job. As such some of the waste excrement can settle in the ground and contaminate the water. Some water tables can take many years to become drinkable once they are contaminated. Since water is necessary for life and say one source of food is not, it was much easier to keep your drinking water clean by just banning people from eating them. By banning eating a pig, this would make people just raise other sources of meat for protein.

  • why do Muslims and Jews don't eat pork? because their religion told them to do so. It's what God said. I don't question it. God exists I don't question it

  • Answer to title: Because people want to believe what they believe in, whether it makes sense or not - plain and simple. There's more to it of course, but at it's most basic, I have explained sufficiently. Example: A Christian might believe in heaven without having any evidence to base their claim upon, because of a larger investment in what they think will happen to them or their loved ones when they die. A simple reason based upon a complicated matter of perception, tied to several more things. This is why facts alone are often not enough to shake our confidence in the things we place our personal beliefs in, because we have built a house of cards with our very lives upon this shaky foundation, many parts well before we had all the proper knowledge, and correcting may cause our flimsy card stack to crumble if we try replacing things haphazardly. So in this way, our beliefs overrule what our smarter selves know to be true, in an attempt to protect our fragile sanities from collapsing in upon themselves. Yet if more people understood that they had a strong foundation and could rebuild the rest quite easily, they would be less fearful to do so - but that fear gets in the way for the very large majority, I believe. Food for thought! Blessings!

  • You eat pig I respect that i don't eat pig you gotta respect that.

  • Why did I just learn about religion and like it

  • Adam: Great, I'm a YT success. I can finally quit teaching and make cooking videos... Adam later: ..... Welcome to today's lecture

  • Maybe dont eat the meat because you have to kill the animal?

  • Not eating pork is not an option for us. As muslims we are forbidden to do so. So we follow the rules inorder to get almighty's blessings. But there are some reasons in perticular in Islam. You could have a chat with any Imam if you have the time. Thank you. Love from BD

  • When he said billions of people don't eat pork, I thought well, more for me. I'm a bad person :(

  • pork is the best meat there is how ever i would not recomend eating pork in the 3rd world or nations were most ppl dont eat pork

  • Did he say pigs don't sweat? Besides regulating body temperature, staying is the body mechanism to get rid of toxins. If pigs don't sweat, where are the toxins going??

  • Let me stop you right there at 2:40, the bible makes it very clear why pork is "dangerous" a few passages before it lists the kosher animals and how to identify them, cloven hoof and chewing cud are the main ones.. the pig is mentioned as a caution because outwardly it has the signs but you have to watch to know it doesn't chew cud and thus not kosher.. the fact that it's mentioned by name made people put greater emphasis on how forbidden it is, despite the fact that it's not less kosher then shrimp or even rabbits for example...

  • what the pig eats and how it digest it's food has much to do with why many people don't eat the pig. Like people the pig is highly susceptible to parasites and because pig will eat almost anything the likely hood of the pig have parasites is greater. There are three important parasites found in pigs which pose a risk to humans who ingest raw or undercooked pork products. These parasites are Trichinella spiralis, a nematode or roundworm, Taenia solium, a tapeworm, and Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan or single-celled organism. Now even when pork is thoroughly cooked the possibilities of parasites still exist. This is the risk with consuming all meats, but none more greater than pig, that is within tradition western choices of meats.

  • i really wondering what tastes of bacon , but i can't eat it. they said it's tastes like chicken.

  • They are the dumpsters of the animal kingdom.. same with lobster/shrimp why would you want that?

  • Anyone who has raised pigs will tell you that they are disgusting. They pee and crap on the ground then stomp it into a mud to lay in. They will eat anything even their own babies. But. I won't lie bacon tastes damn good. so. If you actually see how pigs live, you won't want to eat them. they are filthy. But then a cow drooling while it chews its cud isn;t too appetizing either. so go figure. The meat tastes good even though the animal looks nasty. All these vegans who think all animals are cute have never lived on a farm. They are not cute. They are nasty looking. Besides plants are living things too. They just cant scream. Fucking hypocrites. Go eat dirt.

  • 2:14 thank me later

  • Adam correction sir. I have a homestead In the Philippines. I feed my pigs soybean pulp, rice bran, briscuits from factories and a lot of garden grass. grass is very important to pigs diet here. It makes them very healthy like cows and goats.

  • Its all religious bs. Religion as a concept is outdated in todays world, but people are way too stuborn and or not knowing any better since birth.

  • I'm eating pork rind while watching this.

  • ancient israeliyes also dont eat cow as.per i know it was moses who forced the israelist to kill a cattle calf in the name proving one supreme god theory

  • Not trying to be anything but informative here so dont kill the messenger. IF THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE KNEW THE FOOD AND MEDICINE PRODUCED AROUND THE WORLD THAT HAS PORK PRODUCTS OR BY PRODUCTS IN THEM THEY WOULD BE FURIOUS!! HERE IS JUST A FEW I KNOW OF FOR A FACT BECAUSE I AM A TRUCK DRIVER AND DELIVER ALL FORMS OF MEATS TO PLACES YOU PICK UP YOUR FOOD AND TO PLACES FOR MEDS/ CANDIES. 1. YOUR GELCAPS FOR YOUR VITAMINS LIKE SUPER B COMPLEX/ GELCAPS IN TYLENOL AND THING LIKE THAT. 2. EASTER PEEPS ( I KID YOU NOT) THEY BOIL PIG EARS AND USE THEM AS AN EMULSIFYING AGENT FOR BINDING. 3. SOME OF YOUR CAN GOODS ARE COOKED WITH BACON/ HOCKS THEN THE BACON/ HOCKS IS PULLED OUT. THOSE ARE JUST A VERY FEW THINGS I SWORN ON THE BIBLE TOO. IF YOU KNEW HALF OF THE SHIT THE GOVERNMENT DOES TO YOUR FOOD YOU WOULD BE GROWING IT YOURSELF!!

  • Ignorance is bliss they say....

  • Didn't the anti-pork laws of the old testament come way before the splitting of the israelite kingdom? How could they have been written as a mechanism of assimilation?

  • Trichinosis and a lack of refrigeration

  • This by far was the most respectful video I have seen. ✌️peace.

  • You either believe the Word the Bible or you don’t. It’s all about faith. Your choice with love........

  • They eat shite if you give them it, isn’t this obvious

  • Why do you think Jesus drove the evil spirts into the swine. They are an abomination! Even to touch. I will never eat it nor touch it. My source is the Word of Yahweh aka the Bible.

    • But piggies are so cute! I have a friend with 3 of them and they act like dogs. I dont know how religion has twosted them to be this evil vile heing, they are sweet animals, and tasty.

  • Fascinating. I am an ex-Seventh-Day Adventist and I am for the first time in my life enjoying pork.

    • @Unknown J Because I realized that its all about denial of self. And as a parent, how could I supposedly give up my son as a sacrifice? No way would I do that. Its a control system.

    • Why did you quit??

  • Check out the pig-chimp hybrid theory on a website called Macroevolution

  • I lived in the South Pacific (Tonga) where pigs are running wild everywhere - the reason people have taboos about pig is because they observed them eating rotting carcasses, poop, garbage, etc. I've observed them eating baby diapers and dipping their heads into outhouse toilets to eat the poop when the kids don't flush. You you also check out the chimp-pig hybrid theory of human evolution, a serious theory by a Georgia professor named Gene McCarthy. His website is called "Macroevolution", it contains plenty of evidence. It is interesting to note that a Muslim insult is to call someone the offspring of pigs and chimps. Maybe they saw pig flesh as being too much like human flesh? Polynesian cannibals called cooked human "long pig".

  • Bacon, people! Enough said

  • Because the term pig is negative. For example if someone is disgusting you may say eww you are a pig simple as that. Pig is a negative word and many negative things is associated with pig for example they are dirty and have negative habits such as eating disgusting things.

  • Well, they say pigs taste the closest to human flesh, maybe they just didn't want people to develop the taste for humans

  • Pork is a toxic meat! They're is scientific evidence that the meat is filled with parasites and even cooking does not destroy them pigs don't sweat and they contain a lot of toxins

  • Statistically speaking the ones that eat pork have a lesser change of randomly exploding.

  • In islamic rules if goats, cows, camels eat filth and dirt, it's forbidden to eat their meat or drink their milk

  • porks are cute and delicious

  • Qur'anic quots in this video are incomplete and taken out of context. there is more than one text prohibiting pork in Qurán.

  • This is a bunch of bull crap. It’s also witchcraft.

  • raw meat Is The healthiest way to eat it.. particularly the organs and the most precious raw part "the liver" u can't eat raw pork duh cause they are loaded with worms.. and their minds are powerful so they can alter their DNA before death from anger.. also the skin of and sweetness is same as human meat and skin.. so it promoted a cannibalistic state in the mind against other humans.. animals that chew their own fat e cud.. have different essential vitamins in their stomach.. especially lamb and cow and b12 vitamin.. b12 is a vitamin that allows humans to easily resolve visual mental stress when learning.. which leads to high abstract reasoning or the highest intelligence possible.. so high u barely need memory to resolve any questions.. the feet is based on the ability to travel on certain lands.. u don't get cows in heavy swamps but u do get boar's In a swamp.. they love to eat swamp water it is their main diet.. now everyone knows the bacteria in swamps is overly dangerous.. for humans.. also my last note when you compare that section of the bible (laws of moses) these are laws to illiterate slaves.. freed from egypt.. u can't explain science detail yet but u can still get the same point across.. so yeah don't section out the bible without explanation.. these are laws for people who have nothing and are trying to learn.. later In the bible jesus explains about the laws of pork.. recognize and enlighten

  • Two theories for you. For the crucible of our civilization, pork doesn't keep for very long. So maybe they meant it to be safety, like shellfish. Number two, hold on to your socks for this one. Pork tastes and smells like people. Can't guarantee the taste part, but burning or cooking people smells just like roast pork. Weird, but ask a fireman or a vet what people smell like when they cook.

  • I always thought the taboo with pork was due to the fact that their body/metabolism are very similar to our own (or at least closer than any other livestock I'm aware of), and that it might have been too close for some people in ancient cultures to not think of it being all that different from cannibalism. This kind of viewpoint would bypass whether the issue whether they thought it was even healthy or not to eat pork because it would not longer be about whether it was pragmatic to eat pigs but more of whether it was the moral thing to do. In some cultures, it can be more important to adhere to certain codes and avoid doing anything that is taboo then it is to even survive; or at least to a good number of people that live in them.

  • I feel your promotion of this meat is inaccurate given there is enough factual, scientific information that clearly shows pork is a bad choice. senewss.info/slow/ZpS4iLqJnJe2bbY/video

  • the reason is why not to eat pork meat is because pigs can eat meat, in Abrahamic religions its not allowed to eat animals that eats meat "predators " like dogs,lions,tigers..etc

  • me, one of the billions of people who don't eat pork clicking on this video: hmmm interesting

  • So Gawd was like Pig bad

  • Are we talking about covid-19? I'm using the Royal "we", such as me and all the people of England... and you.

  • Single toe animals (such as horses) are to a fault, herbivores, as are all cud chewing cloven hooved animals. Pigs are omnivores, and as such can and will eat meat, including carrion.

  • you are what you eat

  • People-poo.

  • Most people do eat pigs because they don't have sweat glands and all the poison pigs get from the sun and the dirt stay in there bodies thats why those colors are in the grease. But myself I fucks pork up it's delicious.

  • Hay Adam, the oldest religion Judaism, is where the concept of unclean or un-kosher comes from it's in the Bible Old Testament.

  • I have goats and have not seen them eating poo.

  • Most unclean animals eat poop, they are copraphagiastic.

  • I don't eat meat AT ALL... and would appreciate more videos featuring vegetarian and vegan recipes.

  • Because it would be cannibalism. The DNA differences between pigs and humans are nominal.

  • The preachers of the past just invented horror stories about pigs. They just encountered illness, because lacking refrigerators. They did not understand. Today there is no reason not to eat pork.

  • the problem with pork: if not stored in a modern way, it is the fastest to decay out of all meat. And pigs eat every shit they find.

  • Pigs are cute chicken is ugly

  • In short pig is DIRTY..

  • As a Muslim American, I don't eat this garbage because it is full of bacteria 😎👍🇺🇸☪️

  • I am muslim from syria i tried the pork . Not bad but chicken better. Bacon good when you know what you do

  • I love how you explained things out and you have actually convinced me but imma still avoid eating pigs even if they were healthy and clean breed

  • Don't eat pork? Great, more for me. And please, can TV chefs stop telling people about how good pork belly is, because the price is so high now.

  • Pork is delicious, if chicken didn’t exist I would be eating pork all the time.

  • peace, you are mistaken the Quran is VERY clear about the swine pigs and humans are very similar and also pig organs are transplanted into humans ... every wonder why pigs are soo similar to humans? and why monkeys also are similar to humans? the answer is in chapter 5, verse 60 of the Quran “say : "shall I inform you of worse than this as a punishment from The God? those whom The God cursed and became angry at them, and He made from them apes and pigs and servants of evil. those have a worse place and are more astray from the right path.” The God created pigs and monkeys from humans ! it becomes clear to me that pig is prohibited as the pig was created from humans as we are told in the Quran going further ... those whom scientists claim are “human/ape ancestor” were humans turned into apes ... below Quran chapter 2 verses 65-66 “you have come to know who it was among you that transgressed the Sabbath, We said to them: "Be despicable apes! and We made it a deterrent punishment for their time and for all times to come, as well as an admonition to all who are conscious of The God” notice the use of the adjective “despicable” in the above verse describing what kind of ape whilst in chapter 5 verse 60 no adjective was mentioned? ... and do the human/ape ancestors not look like despicable apes?! and how we are told they were made as an example to those present with them and to succeeding generations... well we found their fossils and acientists have no idea so they say “human/ape ancestor” the Quran is the truth from The God and it is a guidancr for ALL mankind peace

  • Am I the only one who finds it weird that he is trying to justify why pigs do what they do ? Dude you know that's not our problem but anyways having a reason for doing what they do doesn't change anything, eating dirty stuff because that's the only thing they've got won't make the dirt clean and that also applies on everything else.

  • The simplest answer for not eating pork is cuz we r forbidden to... Our religion forbids so without asking questions we follow.... Anyways,thank you Adam for being very respectful

  • I heard a theory that because pigs will eat human flesh, they are considered "unclean" -- this goes further, that like bovines contracting Mad Cow Disease from feed containing bovine protein, people might develop the human equivalent of Mad Cow if they happen to consume pig flesh which has been nourished by human flesh, as was sometimes seen among Papua/New Guinea tribes that carried out any cannibalistic behavior.

  • Fast watch this video Moron... You use lost of miss information.. 👎🏼senewss.info/slow/d7vIgbOUmpm3bpU/video

  • That transition to that ad was so seamless, I thought they're going to put to ban Squarespace in the Bible next.

  • bbq pork ribs alone is satisfy enuf without any sides

  • Even True Christians don't eat pork because of the good lord said do not eat it.

  • i was told pigs eat their own poop so uhh thats probably why

    • So do many animals, chickens for example.

  • Any scientific prove that eating pig decrease intelligence or decrease immune system?

  • The pork taboo has to do with genetics, the pig being very close to the human as far as, smell, what they eat, unfortunately how they act, and how many people act are very similar, there is so much in common with the pig that I believe that that is why it's not a"clean animal", but more than that, I have heard repeatedly that humans are called"long pork"by those who eat human flesh. This makes sense, it's better not to eat something that you can switch out with Human flesh and never really know what you just ate. My brother has pigs, they smell like unclean people, their body odor is very similar, as is their stool and personalities. It's pretty interesting, I myself eat bacon, I really love the stuff, but I get why it's not the greatest food out of the many many choices we have today.

  • To those who say "because God forbit it, end of story" are the most gullible people in the planet. Unless this God spoke to you in person and not through some ancient book or word of mouth, you shouldn't go ahead and be persuaded so easily. Believe things but with reason and evidence.

  • ITS HARAAM

  • Thanks for the information Its simple I don’t eat pork because its not allowed in my religion and as long I’m not hurting no one i will follow anything my god tells me to do

  • Welp, more food for us Chinese... *insert drool emoji*

  • I just hate it because it's consistency and taste are just really shit to me, I'm not even religious

  • I can imagine that given many of the ancient Israelites customs, that they started realizing that there are links between certain behaviors and bad outcomes, like eating pork and dying of horrible diseases, eating animals that died of illness, disease, or for no apparent reason leads to dying of horrible diseases, and incest leading to horrible deformities. This would be the reason why they would say, "Don't eat pigs, bats etc."

  • The prohibition against pork in the Hebrew Scriptures is mentioned twice and was in effect long before the Hellenistic world. The Torah was a complete document written in the block script of modern Hebrew around the year 700 BC, 500 years before the Hellenistic world. One theory you may not have come across is the theory based on the consumption of water. The middle east had only so much water, different than Egypt. Pigs require more water than Chickens or goats. The rules in the Hebrew scriptures are called laws in todays mind-think, but if you consider them as a 'Mitzvah' or a blessing, that is, a good deed performed for you and your community, that would allow all to share in the dwindling supply of water. I don't remember where I heard this theory, but I think it was from a secular source.

  • FYI Talmud has always said pork contains bugs. Warthogs are native to not just Africa but also parts of Asia. You sir need to do more research.

  • Um, pork is significantly more likely to have parasites, and that is a big deal in the desert.

    • @imdyinginside He did zero research. Swine are native to many parts of Africa, and Asia, and some parts of Europe. Dude is a lazy idiot.

    • exactly i feel like he didnt do enough research on this one

  • I call bulls***t on your scholarship

  • 7th Day Adventists also dont eat pork

  • I loved this video!!!! great job

  • Goaty here 😂

  • *t e c h n o b l a d e h a s j o i n e d t h e g a m e*